Michael Hornbuckle has been bringing blues and rock music to people for 2 decades. Homegrown in the Mile High City, as was his father, legendary blues man Bobby Hornbuckle, who had Michael backing him on drums at 13. While Bobby’s journey ended in 96′, Michael took over the torch along with brother Brian (bass).
Inheriting Bobby’s old Gibson 335, the brothers began working wherever, whenever, and cutting their first recording. In 1998 Pass The Torch was released. It’s a raw, respected blues/rock album including original cuts, covers such as Creams’ version of Outside Woman Blues, and a tip of the hat to the man who passed on his love for blues with a Bobby Hornbuckle original, “Down In The Valley”.
Early 2000’s after a Red Rocks appearance warming up the Doobie Brothers, he spent time touring the country with Texas blues monster Vince Converse, and releasing the acoustic blues album Here Come The Blues under the name Conbuckle Station on New Shoes Records.
Lost & Found By Trial & Error was released in ’05. It was an opportunity to evolve a songwriting style, as well as a defining vocal and guitar sound
A happenstance meeting in Los Angeles in 2012 with world class Universal Picture music producer, and former member of Mother’s Finest, Alex ‘Ace’ Baker, led to Ace producing the album Virtue & Vice.
In 2015, after an appearance at the Telluride Blues Fest, the Mile High Blues Society recognized Michael with Best Blues Band and Best Self Produced Album awards and sent him and the band to Memphis to represent Colorado at the International Blues Challenge, where they advanced to the semi-finals.
Awarded the Best Blues Band award by the Colorado Blues Society in 2016, Hornbuckle dropped SoulRepo on October 7, 2016. Check it out on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and Pandora.